Posted by Lynne Skinner at Wednesday, December 09th, 2020 - 01:51:40 AM in Power Tools
Power tools allow humans to perform difficult task easier and accurately. If used correctly, you can professionally complete any project very efficiently and effectively. Many individuals choose to invest in a set of power tools to make small improvements on their house. You may want to remodel your home to make changes to increase the value of your house or fix something that was broken.
Almost any tool is available now as a cordless or battery operated model; with the improvements in batteries that have been made over the past decade, there is really no need now to use tools with cords that just get in the way and can be dangerous hazards. NiCads and lithiums are the most popular with lithium taking the lead and being the primary battery being manufactured fo most tools now. The main complaint with lithiums is that when they run out of power the just stop with no warning. Some of the manufacturers like DeWalt have started to address this issue by adding battery fuel gauge indicators to give the operator an idea of how the battery is powering down; not all batteries have this feature yet. Some of the companies have made huge strides in how the batteries charge. For example, Makita has a built-in shock absorbing feature and a built-in memory chip in the battery to communicate with the Optimum Charger to allow for a more efficient charge during the charging process to optimize the battery's life by actively controlling the current, voltage, and temperature; the charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery to increase the battery's life. One point to note when using these newer lithium batteries is if they become extremely hot, allow them to cool back down, and watch out that they do not get so hot that they explode.
With technological advancements in industrial equipment, power equipment are now stuffed with plethora of modern features that work wonders, in dimidiating your work. However, do not get carried away by the list of un-ending features. There is a possibility that you might not even use a dime of them. Therefore, figure out your usage first and, then search, compare and filter out the one that fits your bill.
Determine whether you are in the market for a tool kit or if you need only one single tool. Often you may find kits available that include the most frequently used power tools like a drill, impact driver, and reciprocating saw. This is obviously a more expensive investment that buying a drill alone, but if you need these other power tools, its certainly more economical to buy them in a kit than to buy them all separately. This is also helpful if you prefer cordless tools - buying multiple cordless tools from the same manufacturer means you can usually swap a battery between different and multiple tools.
Personally, I have an experience I’d like to express in this article that entails using power tools to accomplish a personal project/job. I took on this job, not to challenge myself, but because if needed to be done. In my opinion, do it yourselfers like me should always weigh whether a job needs to be done against if it’s just another thing you are doing to fill your time.